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My experience with Copperhill cleaning

 
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Oct 22, 2009 20:15 |  #1

Well I broke down and decided to clean my sensor on my MArk IIN.

While it seems traumatic, it turned out to be no big deal. I had done this before, but found myself far to conservative in the pressure I used when cleaning it the first time. You can't just let the pressure of the wand do the work. Reading the instructions 3 or 4 dozen times, I finally decided to believe that you have to use the pressure of writing with a pencil. No guts, no glory.

Before:

IMAGE: http://thewolfords.com/POTN/sensorbefore.jpg

Rocket Blower moved the dust around effectively:
IMAGE: http://thewolfords.com/POTN/rocketblower.jpg

First cleaning (the instructions suggested it might take 2 or 3 passes with different pec pads for stubborn dust):
IMAGE: http://thewolfords.com/POTN/firstswab.jpg

Second swab:
IMAGE: http://thewolfords.com/POTN/secondswab.jpg

That was good enough, but I couldn't leave well enough alone. One more rocket blower blast:
IMAGE: http://thewolfords.com/POTN/notleavingwelenoughalone.jpg

Another blower blast and I stopped being fanatical:
IMAGE: http://thewolfords.com/POTN/recovered.jpg

I'm sure I could have swabbed a third time and taken a spec or two off, but I decided moving the spec around was enough trauma for now.

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Oct 22, 2009 20:20 |  #2

Pretty much the same routine I follow except I also got the Sensor brush and THAT makes a huge difference. Sensor cleaning is faster and I do not have to perform it as often as I did before I got the brush.


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